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09-03-2007, 04:57 PM
*This thread has been split. part 2 is here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum127/104769-week-i-am-shooting-part-2-a.html#post1334590

Feel free to add your own lists. I'll start things off.

This week, I have film loaded in the following cameras, ready for some pleasurable shooting.

Nikon F with plain e/l finder, 50mm f1.4 lens

Minolta XE-7 with 58mm f1.4

Soligor Reflex ( 6x6 SLR ) with 52mm f3.5 Kaligar

Ricoh 35 Flex

Agfa Optima 1

Fujica 35-EE

09-03-2007, 05:00 PM
Nikon F6, Nikkor 24-120mm F3.5-5.6D AF-S VR Zoom Lens, loaded with either Velvia or Provia F (haven't loaded it yet).

Steve Smith
09-03-2007, 05:11 PM
Just used my Bronica ETRS at my sister's daughter's christening. I only used one roll of FP4.... Except that when I took it out for processing I discovered it was actually HP5 which I had exposed at EI 100 !!!

It turned out o.k. with a significant reduction in development time.


David A. Goldfarb
09-03-2007, 05:23 PM
5x7" Press Graflex

09-03-2007, 05:32 PM
Mamiya RZ with Fuji Provia 100 for my first Big assignment. wish me luck.


Michel Hardy-Vallée
09-03-2007, 05:46 PM
Minolta Hi-Matic 7 with PKR 64 for fun, and later on Spotmatic F with Portra for some assignment.

Roger Hicks
09-03-2007, 05:49 PM
M2, M4-P, MP, M8 (Efke 820c + Ilford HP5 Plus as applicable)

Maybe Graflex 22 (HP5 Plus)

And if the weather holds, Alpa 12 WA, Zeiss Biogon 38/4.5 + 66x44 back, HP5 Plus.

If the weather doesn't hold, maybe still lifes with Linhof Technikardan 45, 56x72mm roll film back loaded with Ilford Delta 100, 210/5.6 Rodenstock Sironar-N.

09-03-2007, 05:49 PM
When I can get the ground-glass fixed for it, a circa 1905 Gundlach Wizard 11x14 field camera with an 18-29-39" triple convertible Rapid Rectilinear lens in an old Manhattan Optical pneumatic shutter. On hand-coated glass dry-plates.

09-03-2007, 05:50 PM
My 'grab and go' camera this week is my Nikon F with a
[working!] Photomic finder and Yellow filter loaded up with Tri-X.
I like the classics too.

I don't have an XE-7 but used to have an XE-5. I loved the short-throw, smooth as glass film transport. They were wonderful cameras.

09-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Finetta 88 with Delta 100 (I think. I forgot what's in the camera, eek)
Need to finish up a roll of Portra 160NC in my Ilford Sporti too but the weather isn't cooperating much for ISO160.
There's some RSX II 200 in the Brownie No.2 Model E (the cardboard model) too.

09-03-2007, 07:34 PM
A Kodak 2D 5x7 with holders loaded with some Tri-X.


09-03-2007, 08:10 PM
Nikon FM2n with 400TX film.

Marc Akemann
09-03-2007, 08:46 PM
For work this week: Nikon F5AE with my 24-85mm f2.8-4 Nikkor Zoom and my Bronica EC-TL with either a 50/3.5 Nikkor or the 75/2.8 Nikkor.

For play: Minolta SRT-102 (MLU) with Exakta lens adapter, 28mm f3.5 Angenieux Retrofocus Type R11, Zeiss Jena 58mm f2 Biotar and a righteous Rodenstock-Yronar 135mm f3.5. I did a test shoot with these lenses two weeks ago, but the Exakta Varex VX camera I shot with had multiple holes in the shutter curtain. The attachment shows one of those images, for those who are interested, taken with the surprisingly excellent Rodenstock 135mm lens.


09-03-2007, 08:56 PM
Vivitar "Ultra Wide & slim" - a travelling camera. Small, slim, wide-angle, plastic - with a 22mm lens, I don't really understand why it's got a viewfinder. :)

If I get any more time for shooting I'll be taking out a Speed Graphic and a couple of old brass lenses.

09-03-2007, 09:07 PM
No brainer. I have a short business trip, limited luggage room - street shooting. Canon P rangefineer with 50/1.8. HP4 and Delta 400. Can't forget the small gossen meter. Size and great quality, lots of fun to shoot with. It's why I bought that specific set-up.

09-03-2007, 09:50 PM
I'm breaking in my new-to-me and newly refinished Calumet C-1 8x10, but I have to use the 4x5 back because I don't have any 8x10 holders yet. I made my first two exposures yesterday through my Turner-Reich 12-21-28, one at 12 and the other at 28, which was a scary length to work at.

Other than that, I'm using a Speed Graphic which bears a final patent date of 1913 and works perfectly, along with it's 127mm Ektar lens.

Film is Ilford FP-4+, rated at 100 because that little overexposure works well in my D-76.

09-03-2007, 10:03 PM
Bolex H8 cine camera with Fomapan R100
Rolleicord II with Fujicolor 160C
Olympus Pen F loaded with Kodak Tri-X

Shawn Dougherty
09-03-2007, 11:51 PM
I've been prowling around at night lately with my Pentax K2 and 4 SMC lenses. Tmax100 for the reciprocity characteristics.

09-04-2007, 12:18 AM
Pentax Auto 110 - luckily there are a few places downtown here that still sell Kodak & Fuji 110 film. Processing takes forever but beggars can't be choosers.

Nikon FM - bought a well-used one off auctions for a song but have only put 2 films through it. Chucked a Nikkor 50/1.8 on it and some TMAX 100.

Leica IIIf - can't keep my hands off it :D

Been itching to take out a TLR and/or my Yashica Electro 35 GS again ...

09-04-2007, 07:15 AM
Thanks to everyone who replied. I hope to see this thread continue.

Very interesting replies about what is (and isn't) being enjoyed. I especially envy those of you who bring out the "big stuff".

So far, only one TLR shooter. Thought they'd be more popular. In the past year I have gone out with a SEM, Rolleimagic, Mamiyaflex, and Flexo, among others in my collection.

I seem to be the only selenium-cell shooter. I realize most of the meters are dead by now, but if you found a camera from this era that was safely stored in its case, many times the meter is still active. The selenium cell era was quite interesting.

Loaded, but sitting on a shelf for a couple of months, is what I consider my sharpest street shooter, a Koni Rapid with 58mm. Just haven't had an opportunity to take it out.